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Guilliams v. Koonsman
Texas Supreme Court
279 S.W.2d 579 (1955)
J. J. Koonsman’s will left his interest in his real property to “Alvin Koonsman . . . and to [Alvin’s] child or children if any survive him.” The will provided further that if Alvin (plaintiff) did not have any children that survived him, the interest would go to Jessie Koonsman and Cora Guilliams (defendant). At J. J.’s death, Alvin was alive and had one son, John Billy Koonsman. The trial court held that Alvin held a defeasible fee. Guilliams appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Calvert, J.)
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